When John Bailey was born on 7 January 1840, in Chell, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bailey, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Porter, was 27. He married Sarah Smith on 10 March 1873, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 6 July 1902, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Friedens Cemetery, Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).
English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.